Abandoned, derelict, forgotten, decaying, rotting, and rusting planes, trains, boats, cars, trucks, and the places they may be found.
WokandaPix on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/auto-vehicle-abandoned-rust-old-3147034/
Tama66 on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/auto-renault-juvaquatre-pkw-old-1661009/
Marisaoa4 on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/ship-wreck-old-boot-water-sea-3063814/
PublicCo on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/boat-ship-voyage-skipper-captain-2203735/
Skitterphoto on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/old-rusty-industry-rust-dirty-car-3064741/
dimitrisvetsikas1969 on pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/tractor-wheels-farm-countryside-3026808/
WildOne on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/tractor-wheels-farm-countryside-3026808/
Emslichter on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/borgward-hansa-oldtimer-scrap-car-2161701/
StockSnap on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/desert-sand-rocks-blue-sky-bus-2620101/
Free-Photos on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/plane-decayed-airplane-decay-828826/
Snarsy on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/australia-old-utility-old-car-wreck-162760/
DeltaWorks on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/australia-old-utility-old-car-wreck-162760/
Lumamannen on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/car-scrap-moss-old-forest-rust-571449/
Pexels on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/abandoned-broken-destroyed-old-1839345/
Stweyer on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/desert-africa-namibia-1913130/
Moniek58 on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/wreck-boat-expired-metal-rust-2711336/
Brian60174 on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/san-francisco-street-car-tram-856461/
At Kucove this F2 (MiG-15bis) is rotting away in a tunnel. By Rob Schleiffert [CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
I hope you enjoyed this rusty, abandoned series. Next one will be Forlorn and Neglected Tiny Houses. 🙂
I can’t help but think of the people who once grabbed the wheel and tooled down the road, sailed across vast waters, hopped a bus, or took to the rail. To work, to school, to the grocery, to Christmas dinner with the family. I wonder where my first car, an old green Dodge Polara with a dirty white vinyl top, is now? It was huge and ugly, but it got me where I needed to go for several years. It had a serious issue with overheating that no mechanic could ever solve. The only recourse was to drive with the heat on high, year-round. It was a killer in Indiana through July and August every year. I wonder, did someone resolve that issue and restore the car? Or more likely, is it slowly rusting into nothingness in a junkyard somewhere in central Indiana? I’ll never know and it doesn’t really matter. All these vehicles mattered to someone at some time, but no longer.
How sad is this? A whole city on the brink of becoming a ghost town.
Derelict factory in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by L.Hoon on Flickr.
The first two images are wholly fascinating to me. A Civil War romance tale could be easily woven around this lost and abandoned ship.
Further down, the image of the ship in the middle of what appears to be a desert is bizarre, yet scary. How did the vast Aral Sea just dry up? I don’t know, but it’s happened repeatedly throughout the many millenniums of this planet’s existence. You can see that many of the vessels in this Sadly, Utterly Abandoned set have become beached by receding waters. Who knows when the tides will turn and all bodies of water that have slowly been ebbing away will be fully restored? No one on Earth can predict the future.
2012, Hurricane Isaac uncovered more of the mystery Civil War ship at Gulf Shores, Alabama. Photos by Meyer Vacation Rentals. Historic details by Paul Conner at The Daily Caller.
For some reason, abandoned amusement parks have more of an apocalyptic feel than other places or things. Giggles and grins are silenced and wiped away; screams of delight hauntingly echo in the derelict spaces. The thrill of adventure now only half-forgotten memories of a time long ago.
Aerial view of abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.